STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Burnham Edeburn Excelling In First Year At Tufts University

first_imgMEDFORD, MA — Two Wilmington students joined more than 1,500 undergraduate students from around the world as they recently began their academic careers at Tufts University, located in Medford/Somerville, Massachusetts.The university’s Class of 2022 includes:Thomas Burnham, WilmingtonKatherine Edeburn, WilmingtonIn all, only 14.6 percent of a record breaking 21,501 applicants were admitted to the university, the second-lowest acceptance rate in university history.The university’s Class of 2022 is the most diverse class ever, the beneficiary of the largest commitment of financial aid in university history, and a trailblazer in gender parity among engineering students – all while maintaining Tufts’ status as one of the most selective universities in the country.Thirty-seven percent of first-year U.S. undergraduates identify as students of color, a Tufts record. The 1,544-member undergraduate class received $25.8 million in need-based grants, a new mark for financial aid commitment by the university. And the incoming engineering class nearly reached gender parity, with 49 percent of students identifying as women.“We often talk about creating an intentional community,” said Karen Richardson, dean of admissions and enrollment management at the Class of 2022’s matriculation ceremony. “With the Class of 2022, we have put together a group of learners who will contribute not only academically but also to our community’s social fabric.”About Tufts UniversityTufts University, located on campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville and Grafton, Massachusetts, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university’s schools is widely encouraged.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Tufts University via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Tufts UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Tufts UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Kevin Dunn Graduates From Tufts UniversityIn “Education”last_img

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